|Long title||An Act to reduce the hazards of earthquakes, and for other purposes.|
|Enacted by||the 95th United States Congress|
|Effective||October 7, 1977|
|Public law||P.L. 95-124|
|Statutes at Large||91 Stat. 1098|
|Titles amended||42 U.S.C.: Public Health and Social Welfare|
|U.S.C. sections created||42 U.S.C. ch. 86 § 7701 et seq.|
Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 is a statute formulating a national policy to diminish the perils of earthquakes in the United States. The Act of Congress is a declaration for an earthquake prediction system, national earthquake hazards reduction program, and seismological research studies. The United States public law authorizes States assistance through the provisions of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974.
Sections of the Act
The Act was drafted as six sections defining the codified law within Title 42 Public Health and Social Welfare.
|42 U.S.C. § 7701 ~||Short Title|
|42 U.S.C. § 7701 ~||Findings|
Vulnerability of earthquake hazards to U.S. states
Development and implementation of earthquake hazards reduction measures
Coordinated program by Federal, State, local, and private entities
|42 U.S.C. § 7702 ~||Purpose|
|42 U.S.C. § 7703 ~||Definitions|
|42 U.S.C. § 7704 ~||National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program|
Establishment of program
Duties of Federal agency, department, or entity
Objectives of program
Participation by Federal agency, department, or entity
|42 U.S.C. § 7705 ~||Annual Report|
|42 U.S.C. § 7706 ~||Authorization of Appropriations|
National Science Foundation
Amendments to 1977 Act
U.S. Congressional amendments to the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act.
|Date of Enactment||Public Law Number||U.S. Statute Citation||U.S. Legislative Bill||U.S. Presidential Administration|
|October 19, 1980||P.L. 96-472||94 Stat. 2257||S. 1393||Jimmy E. Carter|
|November 20, 1981||P.L. 97-80||95 Stat. 1081||S. 999||Ronald W. Reagan|
|January 12, 1983||P.L. 97-464||96 Stat. 2533||S. 2273||Ronald W. Reagan|
|March 22, 1984||P.L. 98-241||98 Stat. 95||S. 820||Ronald W. Reagan|
|September 30, 1985||P.L. 99-105||99 Stat. 475||S. 817||Ronald W. Reagan|
|February 29, 1988||P.L. 100-252||102 Stat. 18||S. 1612||Ronald W. Reagan|
|November 16, 1990||P.L. 101-614||104 Stat. 3231||S. 2789||George H.W. Bush|
|October 19, 1994||P.L. 103-374||108 Stat. 3492||H.R. 3485||William J. Clinton|
|October 1, 1997||P.L. 105-47||111 Stat. 1159||S. 910||William J. Clinton|
|November 13, 2000||P.L. 106-503||114 Stat. 2298||H.R. 1550||William J. Clinton|
|October 25, 2004||P.L. 108-360||118 Stat. 1668||H.R. 2608||George W. Bush|
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